(This post is appearing simultaneously on Mysteristas.) Seeds. Some writers can take a seed or two and grow an amazing story seemingly out of thin air.Me? I need some dirt. Preferably dirt grounded in a social issue. The messier—the muddier—the ...

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Where's The Dirt?

(This post is appearing simultaneously on Mysteristas.)

Seeds. Some writers can take a seed or two and grow an amazing story seemingly out of thin air.
Me? I need some dirt. Preferably dirt grounded in a social issue. The messier—the muddier—the...

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The 2017 Egar Award Nominations


Best Novel

The Ex by Alafair Burke (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)
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Inside the Crime Lab: A Complete Tour of the Denver Police Crime Laboratory

My gift to crime writers and crime readers.

Did you see the paperclip?




It's all better with friends.




    
 



The One, Two, Three Punch

My thanks to friend and reader, Pat Easter, who got my head wrapped around this.

You're in the crime fiction section of your favorite bookstore (physical or cyber), and are trying to find something to read for the weekend. Whether you're on the...

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Random Thoughts

In no particular order, here are some thoughts I have tonight about writing, reading, and especially about my newest story:

The moments when the words pour out perfectly describing the character, the scene, the energy, the emotion, the force,...

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